Janice E. “Jan” (Rosenzweig) Holcomb
Of Port Crane
Janice E. “Jan” Holcomb, 73 of Port Crane passed unexpectedly on Sun. Jan. 31, 2021 at her home. She is predeceased by her parents, Thelma and Fredrick Rosenzweig. She is survived by her devoted husband of 52 years, Gary; 2 daughters & sons-in-law, Deborah & Joseph Collesano, St. Louis, Missouri, Karen & Michael DeSantis, Endwell; 2 grandchildren that were the joy of her life, Gianna & Mariella; sister & brother-in-law, Carolyn & Roy Yarrington, Candor; sister-in-law, Cheryl & Mike Mammano, Port Crane; brother-in-law & sister-in-law, Terry & Catherine Holcomb, Santa Rosa, CA; aunt, Donna Fettinger and many nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and cousins.
Jan grew up on a farm in Port Crane with her family and a horse, chicken, pigs and geese who weren’t always so nice. She graduated from Harpursville in 1965 and she enjoyed going to 5 Mile Point Racetrack- where she met the love of her life. Jan married her high school sweetheart and they began their adventure in Houston, TX. They settled in Port Crane and the adventure continued with raising two daughters.
Jan loved being a stay at home mom while the girls were little, and later enjoyed her time as an Aide in Chenango Valley Elementary Schools. She was a long time board member of the Fenton Free Library and could always be found in the spring out front working in the garden. She was an avid gardener who had an amazing green thumb and her backyard was always a beautiful oasis. Her favorite hobby was quilting. She was an active member of the New Quilters on the Block Quilt Guild. Like all quilters, she always had many quilt projects in the works at all times.
She was a special Gramma to her two granddaughters who love her so very much. She was always prepared to bake cookies, make applesauce and jelly, create gingerbread houses, or have a sleepover with pancakes for breakfast. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy and she was proud watching soccer games, dance recitals, concerts, and award ceremonies.
Jan had a most caring heart and her joy was helping others in so many ways. She loved to bake pumpkin bread for bake sales and was always at the ready to help her friends and community. She was loved by all who knew her and will be dearly missed.
Private Funeral Services will be held at the Osterhoudt-Madden Funeral Home 69-71 Maple Street Harpursville at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Vestal Hills Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Fenton Free Library in her name at 1062 Chenango St. Binghamton NY 13901
Online condolences may be made at: www.omaddenfh.com.
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